Ireland is an island in Northern Europe and is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially Ireland) and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. The Island has a population of about 11 million people and the official languages are Irish Gaelic and English, which is more commonly used. Travelers from the European Union and Shengen area  or who are a citizen of one of the countries on this list don't require a visa to enter Ireland. Citizens of countries who are not on this list need to apply for an Irish visa. 

 

The currency in Ireland is the Euro (EUR). Ireland is quite expensive, so count on a minimum daily budget of $15

 

Hitchhiking in Ireland is super easy! We had an average waiting time of 5 - 10 minutes. We had no problems here to communicate as everybody speaks English unless we met the locals in a pub after they had a few pints of beer. Then it was a real challenge to understand them! Wild camping is allowed in Ireland as long as you take your rubbish with you and make sure you've got some waterproof camping gear!

 

Our biggest highlight in Ireland was living during two months in a tree house in the forest without electricity and running water!

 

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